Chinese jade circular waterpot with upright rim, on three short scrolling feet terminating in ruyi-heads, incised at the shoulder with two bands of key-fret and cross lozenge, the interior well-hollowed.
The stone of pale celadon tone.
3 5/8 inches, 9.2 cm total width.
Early Qing dynasty, Kangxi, circa 1720.
Provenance & Additional Information
- Sold by Sotheby’s London in their auction of Chinese Decorative Arts, 1st/2nd November 1984, lot 453.
- A similar white jade or porcelain example is illustrated on scroll 6 of Pictures of Ancient Playthings, Guwan tu, dated to 1728, in the Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, British Museum, and is illustrated by Evelyn S. Rawski & Jessica Rawson in the exhibition of China: The Three Emperors, 1662-1795, Royal Academy of Arts, 2005-2006, no. 168, pp. 252/3.